Mother’s comfort

The Bible puts forth compelling images of God’s mothering qualities. The book of Isaiah records God as saying, “As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem” (66:13). And Christ Jesus certainly demonstrated the motherly qualities of divine Love by healing those who were sick and comforting those who mourned, by tenderly feeding his disciples on multiple occasions, and by being moved with deep compassion for those who were adrift or afraid. Jesus constantly recognized God’s, Father-Mother Love’s, kingdom as reality itself and knew that eternal Love constitutes all being, orchestrates all movement, and maintains all as good. 

This recognition and approach to life is also gleaned by studying the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer of Christian Science. When she explains the nature of God, Spirit, as omnipotent (all-powerful), omnipresent (all-ways present), and omniscient (all-knowing), she is explaining the nature of God as not only Father but also Mother. In her book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, she further explains that we, as God’s children, divine Mind’s immortal ideas, coexist with God. Mrs. Eddy writes, “Father-Mother is the name for Deity, which indicates His tender relationship to His spiritual creation” (p. 332). 

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